21 Must Watch Romantic Comedies to make you love, laugh and live

Love doesn’t come easy, but you can definitely feel some by watching a good movie. If you are a romantic comedy fan and are always up for a sweet, funny, romantic, dreamy and fairy tale love story then you are in for a treat. Here’s a list of 21 perfect  romantic comedy movies that you definitely need to watch.

1. When Harry Met Sally

A clip from When Harry Met Sally
Columbia Pictures

Released: 1989

Cast: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

Google User Rating: https://g.co/kgs/KR5L28

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8mk_0jk0m0

Is it really a sign, when you keep bumping into one person you are least expecting to see again. The first time Sally meets Harry, she finds him obnoxious, impossible and eccentric. Post that awkward first meeting, Harry and Sally keep running into each other. The movie is funny, cheeky and relatable, and will stay with you for a long time to come.

2. Leap Year

A clip from Leap Year
Universal Pictures

Released: 2010

Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott

Google User Rating: https://g.co/kgs/3gh1tW

Trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrlQBsd8LsE

Anna from Boston ends up in a small town in Ireland. She traveled all the way from Dublin to propose her Boyfriend, but destiny had another plan in mind. What happens when you someone unknowingly fits perfectly in your unsuspecting heart? A love like theirs! Oh, and the proposal scene will really take your heart away.

3. How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days

A clip from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Paramount Pictures

Released: 2003

Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/TAV3j9

Trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFGr2_cOOTk

Benjamin and Andie weren’t ready for actually falling in love with each other. They wanted to prove a point when they get involved with each other. But between all the planning and thinking, things take a different turn and they actually fall for each other. It’s a fun movie to watch and it proves that love is beyond anyone, even the level headed and career oriented Benjamin and Andie.

4. While You Were Sleeping

Clip from While you were sleeping
Buena Vista Pictures/ Hollywood Pictures

Released: 1995

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/LwzVWL

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjcLQ4r8jIU

It’s funny how sometimes we think we want somebody till we finally bump into somebody else that we are truly made for. Lucy likes  Peter, and she magically (almost) ends up with him. Soon after, her path collides with Jack’s and they fall in love after a series of encounters. Alert: This story does not have any love triangles. It’s a real treat for rom-com lovers, and I can vouch for it that you will end up wanting a love story like that.

5. Confessions Of a Shopaholic

A clip from Confessions of a shopaholic
Touchstone Pictures

Released: 2009

Cast:  Hugh Dancy, Isla Fisher 

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/ePBRKn

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fphOZcMzjBk

Opposites attract, right? Not really. The core values need to be alike. Rebecca and Luke are deep down sensitive, kind-hearted and people of integrity. But that’s it, in every other sense they are poles apart. This movie is sweet, funny and no doubt makes it to the top movies to watch with your special someone.

6.Pretty Woman

A clip from Pretty Woman
Touchstone Pictures

Released: 1990

Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere 

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Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzii8IuL8lk

Well, this one’s got an unusual story. A chivalrous middle-aged guy named Edward meets a gorgeous young woman named Vivian, and they ultimately end up falling for each other. That is there. But, ordinarily, you wouldn’t expect a boy and a girl to meet like this in a rom-com. This movie makes me believe in the impossible. Really, love just finds a way!

 7. Just Like Heaven

A clip from Just Like Heaven

Released: 2005

Cast: Reese Witherspoon. Mark Ruffalo

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/9aJZMD

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPyJTNzziz

David and Elizabeth create one beautiful love story and an unusual one too. While David is confused and taken aback when he meets the spirit of Elizabeth, he eventually helps her get back to life (literally and metaphorically). It’s not as complicated as you might think it is. It’s a sweet rom-com and Dave and Elizabeth will stay with you for a long time to come.

8. 50 First Dates

A clip from 50 First Dates
Columbia Pictures

Released: 2004

Cast: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/T1Yh1W

Trailer on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1SVxJZTgI4

This is a unique romantic comedy. Henry is a quintessential playboy and has no intention of settling down with anyone. But then, he meets Lucy who faces an unusual medical condition of short-term memory. Henry, unfazed by it, chooses to stay in love with her. Its a sweet, funny and fascinating story of Henry and his 50 “first dates” with Lucy, few of which went really bad. Love like this, who wouldn’t want it!

9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A clip from My Big Fat Greek Wedding
IFC Films

Released: 2008

Cast:   Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/zSSxoV

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgiFy52mrDY

Toula has been an awkward woman most of her life. Eventually, she decides to get hold of things and feel better about herself. She ends up meeting the guy she had a thing for when he was a customer at her restaurant, and ultimately, they both find love in each other. However, this is just a beginning. Families and religions pitch in, however, thankfully, love survives it all. The story and characters are much relatable. The movie is funny, sweet and gentle and a must watch for all rom-com lovers.

10. 10 Things I Hate About You

A clip from 10 things I hate about you
Touchstones Pictures

Released: 1999

Cast:  Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt 

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/8pucU1

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWmjzCZr0Jw

The movie is quirky, funny and hits the mark when it comes to making a perfect young people rom-com. Kat is sharp, sarcastic and doesn’t take a crap. It takes a right guy to see what lies beneath is a funny, caring and sensitive girl. I think the movie further made me appreciate the fact that it doesn’t take two perfect people to make a perfect relationship, instead what is needed is two imperfect people, perfectly fitting for each other.

11. 27 Dresses

A clip from 27 Dresses
20th Century Fox

Released: 2008

Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Mardsen

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/f1zXLT

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1-pePln_I

It’s a story of how two nice people bump into each other, have a good time, fall in love, get separated due to misunderstandings but finally end up together. It was soul-satisfying to watch  Jane and Kevin who go through all that and create heart-warming moments and a rom-com to remember.

12. What Happens In Vegas

A clip from What Happens in Vegas
20th Century Fox

Released: 2008

Cast:  Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/bSZxHe

Trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjtr1bNapKg

Joy was feeling lost and drained, but now with Jack in her life, she has no time to sulk. They had a happening night at Vegas and found themselves married the next day. No, it wasn’t love-at-first-sight. Instead, they hated each other’s guts. But, they can’t get divorced before 6 months. Stuck with each other, Jack and Joy eventually move from hate to like to love relationship. Joy unknowingly brought out the man in Jack, while Jack helped Joy find herself back. A perfect love story, I must say. And it’s funny as hell.

13. The Ugly Truth

A clip from the ugly TRUTH
Columbia Pictures/ Sony Pictures

Released: 2009

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/XkoJb3

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8RBuo7ycy0

Abby has a checklist for a guy she’d like to date. Mike has his peculiar, yet possibly accurate theories about relationships. It is a (un)match made in heaven. Abby and Mike get into a deal where Mike is supposed to help Abby win over a ‘perfect’ guy. However, along the way, they fall in love with each other. This is one of those romantic comedies that make you crave for more romantic comedies.

14. Letters To Juliet

A clip from Letters to Juliet
Summit Entertainment

Released: 2010             

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/E7nJ3o

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBZzC-iVCTo

It’s one of my favorite rom-com movies. It’s got a beautiful, smart girl and a charming, high-headed (just on the outside) prince trying to help long lost lovers get together. They travel through towns together in their quest and all the while end up discovering each other as their soul mates. I watched it a couple of months ago and couldn’t believe I missed out on this heart-warming romantic comedy all these years.

15. Silver Linings Playbook

A clip from Silver Linings Playbook
The Weinstein Company

Released: 2012

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/vbMPEq

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj5_FhLaaQQ

Love does not always come easy. Sometimes, it involves getting totally nerve-wracked by the people you meet before the right one. Pat and Tiffany both have their own emotional situation going on for them. They unwillingly get involved with each other. Finally, they end up realizing how perfect they are together. Miss this movie at your own peril.

16. Serendipity

A clip from Serendipity
Miramax/ Lionsgate

Released: 2001

Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/vBsXsu

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H45HHlIU__8

If it’s meant to be it will be. That is what Sara tells Jonathan. They meet serendipitously, hit it off right away, but Sara not being sure asks Jonathan to leave their story on destiny. Jonathan unwillingly agrees but ends up regretting as soon as they part ways. I, for one, absolutely believe that two people meant to be together are connected by an invisible chord. Do you think so too? Well, you’ll at least give it a thought after watching the movie!

17. Chasing Liberty

A clip from Chasing Liberty
Warner Bros Pictures

Released: 2004

Cast:  Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/fkcKXJ

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tyAA22yuJc

Young Anna decides to break free from her overly scheduled and rules-driven life, thanks to her being the President’s daughter. While on a runaway, this vivacious girl meets Ben, a charming guy, and they travel together. It’s a sweet story of young love and gives you that fluttery-flattery feeling at the pit of your stomach.

18. Music And Lyrics

Clip from Music and Lyrics
Warner Bros Pictures

Released: 2007

Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/UbiCqC

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7bvxRQGkc

Well, it all started with a well-meaning partnership between Alex and Sophie. Sophie helped Alex write a song, while Alex helped Sophie to get better of her past. All this time that they were working and helping each other out, what also ensued was a love. It’s one of the sweetest rom-coms to watch and you just can’t miss this one.

19. Sweet Home Alabama

A clip from Sweet Home Alabama
Touchstone Pictures

Released: 2002

Cast: Josh Lucas, Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/ZKTh3v

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1LxRJno7N8

Melanie is engaged to any girl’s dream man. She is all ready to settle down with him but there’s something in the past that needs clearing up. Melanie and Jake meet after a long time. Nevertheless, we can see the sparks flying. It’s a perfect movie of first-love.

20.Only You

A clip from Only You

Released: 1994

Cast:  Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/swo9XY

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLrqyfkXt_A

Who wouldn’t risk everything to make one last attempt at finding their true love? Faith did the same and went on to find a Damon Bradley, who she believed was her soul mate. Only there’s a catch. Faith believes that her soulmate has this name. She hasn’t actually met anyone with this name. It took a lot of adventure and running around before destiny decided to unite Faith and Damon.

21. The Holiday

A clip from The Holiday
Columbia Pictures/ Universal Pictures

Released: 2006

Cast: Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/72skqY

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0p8Su3bdHc

Iris and Amanda live in different continents, and a few things in their lives make them want to swap their homes for a few days so that they end up in neighborhoods where they’d not know anyone. Little did they know, that both of them would meet the love of their lives at the places that at first place were their escape from “men.”


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